The Mason Fisk building at 72 Berry Street in Williamsburg made headlines back in 2009 when it quickly sold out while the rest of the market was still in the doldrums. (A subsequent lawsuit by purchasers against the owners over construction issues has been resolved, as far as we understand.) Three years later, this third-floor unit is up for resale, and the owner is looking to put a few dollars in his or her pocket. The 1,230-square-foot one-bedroom originally sold for $740,000 and is now asking $925,000. It’s a much different market now and there aren’t a lot of lofts available in old buildings. The price per square foot of $750 isn’t even that high for this location, so it should probably go at or close to ask.
72 Berry Street #3C [Sotheby's] GMAP P*Shark
A larger than anticipated crowd of over 200 people showed up to discuss their concerns and wishes and help plan the future of Gowanus development Monday night at The Children’s School on Carroll Street. The meeting was the first of a series of public planning forums called Bridging Gowanus convened by local politicians about the ongoing development […]
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Community Board Two will vote on whether or not to landmark the 88th Precinct building in Clinton Hill at its general meeting this Wednesday. They have said in the past they support landmarking the 120-year-old Romanesque Revival structure at 298 Classon only if a new home is built for the 88th Precinct. “The police department has been looking […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Originally Elephant Club, now ground floor retail Address: 1409-1411 Fulton Street Cross Streets: Marcy and Tompkins Avenues Neighborhood: Bedford Stuyvesant Year Built: 1888 Architectural Style: Romanesque Revival Architect: 1409 unknown, perhaps Sibell & Miller, who built 1411 Landmarked: No The story: In September of 1888, the Echo Bowling […]